DeMarcus Ware is No. 6 on NFL's Top 100

June, 28, 2012
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Cowboys outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware is the sixth-best NFL player according to a ranking of the Top 100 as chosen by the league's players.

Ware, coming off a 19.5-sack season, is the highest-ranked pass rusher and the second-highest defender on the list. New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis is ranked fifth.

The Top 100 list includes two other Cowboys: tight end Jason Witten is No. 75, and quarterback Tony Romo is No. 91.

Ware was 12th in last year's poll and now that he's moved up, he's looking to become even better in 2012.

"You're never satisfied until you're No. 1," Ware told NFL Network. "So I'm still holding a grudge."

Ware was joking, yet he's definitely one of the best defensive players in the game. He has the ability to change a game with his pass rush, making tackles when the play is running away from him, and he can also cover running backs and tight ends out of the backfield.

Of note within the NFC East, there were seven Philadelphia Eagles ranked in the Top 100 and five New York Giants. The Washington Redskins had just one player, London Fletcher.

For next year's poll, expect Sean Lee and maybe Tyron Smith to crack the Top 100.
Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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